Building a Scene + Nuvo Creative Pens + Newton’s Nook Birthday Hop

Building a Scene + Nuvo Creative Pen Markers + Newton's Birthday Hop | Nina-Marie Design

Hello everyone! I am so excited to be a special guest for the Newton’s Nook 4th Anniversary celebration hop! Jen and Jeff Jackson from Newton’s Nook are such fabulous people and I love supporting their stamp company whenever I can! It’s so awesome that they are celebrating this 4-year milestone… CONGRATS to both of them!

Building a Scene + Nuvo Creative Pen Markers + Newton's Birthday Hop | Nina-Marie Design

In my card today, I wanted to showcase the new Winston’s Lakehouse stamp set. I am a big fan of building scenes, so when I saw this set, I immediately knew this was what I was going to do with it!

Building a Scene + Nuvo Creative Pen Markers + Newton's Birthday Hop | Nina-Marie Design

For coloring my stamped images, I used Tonic Studios’ Nuvo Creative Pens. These are alcohol-based markers – much like Copics. There are differences however, and I wanted to share that with you today.

Building a Scene + Nuvo Creative Pen Markers + Newton's Birthday Hop | Nina-Marie Design

One of the things I really enjoyed about these Creative Pens is the fact that they come in blending sets. Which means all the guess work of figuring out which colors to use together is eliminated. For those of you that struggle with Copic coloring or are new to alcohol markers, I would highly recommend you trying out these markers! I think you’ll find that you can achieve the blended results you want much easier.

Building a Scene + Nuvo Creative Pen Markers + Newton's Birthday Hop | Nina-Marie Design

Another difference between Copics and Nuvo Creative Pens are the brush tips. Copic of course has a chisel nib and a super brush nib. The super brush nib is what most everyone uses for coloring in stamped images. Chisel nibs come in handy when trying to cover a large area (with a brush nib, that task would take much longer!).

The Creative Pens have that useful chisel nib, but the other nib is the one I am excited about; the other end of the Creative Pen has a bullet nib. The bullet nib is smaller than a super brush nib and allows you to get into very small areas SO easily!

Building a Scene + Nuvo Creative Pen Markers + Newton's Birthday Hop | Nina-Marie Design

I do not believe that the Nuvo Creative Pens are refillable; if they are, there are not any refills available for the markers yet. But the markers are extremely juicy and blend together beautifully. In my video today, I used them with Canson Bristol Smooth paper. This paper is very similar to other bristol papers and worked great for coloring with the Nuvo Creative Pens. I found that the markers did not bleed outside the lines as fast on this paper. On regular 110lb cardstock the markers did bleed faster. I would definitely still use these markers on regular cardstock; but when doing heavy shading, I would let the colors dry a minute before adding additional layering.

Building a Scene + Nuvo Creative Pen Markers + Newton's Birthday Hop | Nina-Marie Design

Another fun product I used in today’s card is the new Waves stencil from Newton’s Nook! Stencils are a new product line for Newton’s Nook and I loved pairing this one with the Winston’s Lakehouse stamp set.

In the video, I demonstrate how I used a layered ink blending technique and some water to get the realistic effect with the stencil. I used Distress Inks in Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Broken China for the blending.

Building a Scene + Nuvo Creative Pen Markers + Newton's Birthday Hop | Nina-Marie Design

I hope you will be checking out the video below to see the card come together and learn a bit more about the Nuvo Creative Pens! I’m so happy you stopped by today; I’ll be back again very soon with more inspiration to share with you!

Building a Scene + Nuvo Creative Pen Markers + Newton's Birthday Hop | Nina-Marie Design

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KEEP HOPPING + GIVEAWAYS!

I’m just one of many spots along the Newton’s Nook 4th Birthday celebration hop! Check out the entire list below to see more inspiration using Newton’s Nook products!

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Newton’s Nook Design Team:

Building a Scene + Nuvo Creative Pen Markers + Newton's Birthday Hop | Nina-Marie Design

As always in blog hops, there are prizes to be won!

Celebrate with us and enter to win!

To celebrate 4 years Newton’s Nook Designs is giving away a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to 4 lucky winners! 

Here’s how to win:

Comment on the NND Design Team and Special Guest blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Sunday, July 16th at 9pm CDT to comment. Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 18th and will need to contact us to claim their prize so make sure you check back to see if you’ve won!

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55 Comments

  1. Ellen H. July 16, 2017 at 1:38 am - Reply

    You really outdid yourself Nina!! I love this scene an would love to see more cards like this on your blog 😀

  2. Jackie P. July 16, 2017 at 1:20 am - Reply

    What a lovely card you made!! You created a beautiful scene and added in those adorable little animals. As always, your colouring is amazing!! I’m always in awe of it! The sky, the water , everything – beautifully done!! And thanks for the great video and the info on these new pens.

  3. Susan E Guzy July 16, 2017 at 12:31 am - Reply

    nice card, great job of building a scene!

  4. Angela W July 16, 2017 at 12:26 am - Reply

    This is a wonderful scene you created with Winston’s Lake House! It is super cute and so much fun!

  5. Linda Johnson July 15, 2017 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    Such a cute scene! I’d love to spend some time there with them. I like that you used just about the whole stamp set too.

  6. Alexandra Madison July 15, 2017 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    I love scene cards! Lovely layout. Great tutorial :) Fun and versatile stamp set.

  7. Francine July 15, 2017 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    What a cute card and great ideas you’ve shared! Thanks

  8. Valentina B July 15, 2017 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Your scene looks so beautiful and calm. The little creatures are so adorable. :) Thank you for the video :)

  9. Kleri F July 15, 2017 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    What a lovely ,happy scene!Great job!Thanks for sharing!Happy 4th bday to NND!

  10. Isabelle July 15, 2017 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    Your card is lovely.

  11. Sue LD July 15, 2017 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    Cute scene and love your coloring. Thanks for the info on these pens.

  12. Christy Q July 15, 2017 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    Love the scene you created on your card and the coloring is superb!

  13. Robin L. Coxon July 15, 2017 at 10:48 am - Reply

    I love this stamp set. Thanks for sharing the information about the pens you used for your project.

  14. macimbalo July 15, 2017 at 10:12 am - Reply

    Really cute scene – love this new set and how you have inspired us with it!

  15. Chis S. July 15, 2017 at 10:08 am - Reply

    Love this card. I saw this stamp yesterday and bought it. It is adorable.

  16. Donna Wakefield July 15, 2017 at 8:52 am - Reply

    Fun scene and beautiful coloring

  17. StephyDMcD July 15, 2017 at 7:41 am - Reply

    Wow what a beautiful card! So perfect for summer time. I have lots of friends and family who’d love to get a. And like that this time of year, what a great stamp set

  18. Vivian Foo July 15, 2017 at 6:09 am - Reply

    Love your coloring!

  19. Oliev July 15, 2017 at 3:18 am - Reply

    Lovely scene:-)

  20. jannie kortekaas July 15, 2017 at 2:02 am - Reply

    Dit is super leuk en super cool! dank je wel voor het delen

  21. Denise Bryant July 14, 2017 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    Love this pretty cabin scene! Awesome coloring!
    Happy 4th birthday to Newton’s Nook! Enjoying the hop!

  22. Cynthia Cole July 14, 2017 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    Love the lake house scene created for Newton!

  23. Irene Gebe-Norris July 14, 2017 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    Love the Cat Tails, the dog, the backround. All was a beautiful setting.

  24. Sharon O July 14, 2017 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    As always, I love your work! Your coloring is awesome and your scene is too cute! And on a side note, I love the updated website with a new picture of you.

  25. Lisa Coville July 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    This card is adorable. Love the way you created the water and sky, love the stamp set, everything is so cute!!

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